Jake Villwock, Owner and Head Guide of Relentless Fly Fishing, has been an industry professional for over 10 years. Growing up in a commercial fishing family, fishing has always been a part of his life from day one. He gained a lot of his passion watching his father work hard on the water everyday, to just turn right around grab his spinning rod and head out looking for some hungry bass. This passion he witnessed from his dad, is the same passion he shows everyday in the fly fishing industry. He started his career in Sitka Alaska as a deckhand and fly fishing guide in the summer months, and spent the winters guiding dog sledding tours in both Fairbanks Alaska and Deep Creek Maryland. After moving back to the east coast, he wanted to continue his career in fly fishing.
He started working for TCO Fly Shop in both the Reading location and the Bryn Mawr location. He has been with TCO for over 8 years now, and was asked to relocate to the new Boiling Springs location to help get it up and running. Jake loves the spring creeks of the Cumberland Valley and has spent countless days becoming familiar and efficient fishing them. Even though he loves spring creek trout, his true passion is floating down the rivers of PA in search of smallmouth bass on the fly. He has been a guide in both PA and NY fishing for trout, smallmouth, steelhead, and the occasional musky.
After over 8 years working full time at TCO Jake has decided to use business degree from High Point University, and start his own guide business. He will be working directly with TCO as their contract guide service. Jake works with a network of guides throughout PA and beyond, with connections in Ohio, Montana, Michigan, New York, and Alaska. So if he or one of his guides can’t guide you, he will know someone who can! Jake is also an Orvis Signature tier, having multiple flies accepted into the Orvis catalog. He is an author and fly contributor for Easter Fly Fishing magazine, and you will find him as a member of many pro staffs for industry leading companies such as; Hatch Reels, Winston Rods, Native Sunglasses, and Regal Vises.
Aside from a guide service Relentless Fly Fishing has a site you can purchase custom tied flies, and logo gear. You will also find fly tying videos imbedded in the site from his YouTube channel, Relentless TV.